Entomophagy: Edib...
Follow
Find
24.0K views | +28 today
Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food
Insects as a protein alternative and solution to our world's food crisis.
Curated by Ana C. Day
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

Replacing lemur meat with insect protein in Madagascar

Replacing lemur meat with insect protein in Madagascar | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Poaching is a major threat to endangered lemurs in some parts of Madagascar, but a group has come up with an innovative solution to the problem: replace lemur meat with silkworm pupae, a byproduct of silk production.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

Are grasshoppers kosher?

Are grasshoppers kosher? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

“Operation Entebbe II” is how I was privately referring to my upcoming Uganda trip. Had it not been an extremely close friend requesting bridesmaid services, I wouldn’t have been going. As the nurse in the surgery said, as she was jabbing me with sixty pounds-worth of yellow fever, “I hope she’s a very good friend!” 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

A Chef Predicts the Future of Food

A Chef Predicts the Future of Food | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

Where will our community be in 35 years? How will the choices we make about food affect us? What will those choices be? Will we be eating test-tube meat protein and farming insects? There are powerful environmental arguments for both. Will we be more considerate of the impact industrial agriculture has on the health of our soil and consequently the nutrient density of our vegetables? I certainly hope so.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

Food Design Friday: Higher Learning, Insect Farming and Bio-Packaging

Food Design Friday: Higher Learning, Insect Farming and Bio-Packaging | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Our weekly serving of off-the-menu items—a few popular favorites from the week as well as a few morsels that may have slipped your notice. Marti Guixé and Francesca Zampollo Inaugurate Masters of Food Design Program The two trailblazing food designers are part of the inaugural teaching staff for Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD) Masters of... View Article
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

Fancy some tarantulas with wine? Yes, you heard us right! Insects are the new superfood - Hindustan Times

Fancy some tarantulas with wine? Yes, you heard us right! Insects are the new superfood - Hindustan Times | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Restaurants around the world have seen an increase in insect-centred menus. From fine dining to supermarkets, hard-shelled and antennaed critters are everywhere. Now, there are insect-based burgers and chips for you to savour.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

Cricket-flour protein bars pass the taste tes Consumer Reports' experts munched on snack bars and cookies!

Cricket-flour protein bars pass the taste tes Consumer Reports' experts munched on snack bars and cookies! | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Consumer Reports food tasters munched on cricket-flour protein snack bars and cookies. Here's what we found.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

15 Foods To Add To Your Diet In 2015

15 Foods To Add To Your Diet In 2015 | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

3. Crickets:
In the next year, Americans will most likely continue to debate the health impact of red meat, and whether or not it harms us or helps us. Above and beyond health however, there's something else we should be looking at as well -- the environmental impact of our meat heavy diet. Scientists predict that as the population increases, our demand on meat as food will as well, leading to increased livestock methane emissions and further increases in climate change and pollution. So meat eaters, where oh where will you get protein that makes you feel good about your health and the earth? It's time to say hello to the cricket.

Crickets (as well as mealworms, locusts, and grasshoppers) can provide the high quality protein that so many meat lovers are seeking without the carbon footprint according to several new studies. Americans in general need to adapt to a healthier diet for many reasons, but perhaps now more then ever, we need to think about the environment as well.

According to a new survey, most individuals are ready to do that. Therefore, you might be seeing a little less cow and a lot more insect in 2015. By the way, if you want to avoid meat all together (a cricket is, still an animal product), plants have a minimal impact on the environment and can provide plenty of fabulous protein as well!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

Readers answer: Would you eat insect protein? | Food & Beverage content from New Hope 360

Readers answer: Would you eat insect protein? | Food & Beverage content from New Hope 360 | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Delicious Living asked its readers whether they'd ever try products made with insect protein––in energy bar or flour form. The results were polarizing.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

Smart Gastronomy Lab

Smart Gastronomy Lab | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

« La 3D Food Printing est une opportunité de valoriser de nouveaux ingrédients, comme les insectes et les algues, qui ne sont pas très appétissants mais qui présentent un intérêt nutritionnel évident en raison de leur apports protéiniques importants et de leur production abondante. Ils pourront être imprimés en 3D avec de nouvelles formes et textures qui ressembleront aux produits que nous connaissons déjà. »
— Dorothée Goffin
Smart Gastronomy Lab (Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech – ULg).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

Would you eat insects?

Would you eat insects? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
More people are turning to alternative foods that pack a nutritional punch instead of taking vitamin supplements.Lauren Bonner of Brooklyn stops by Brodo in the East Village a few times a month to ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

Novel Food, les nanomatériaux et les insectes entrent dans les amendements / Ingrédients - Process Alimentaire, le magazine de l'industrie agroalimentaire

Novel Food, les nanomatériaux et les insectes entrent dans les amendements / Ingrédients - Process Alimentaire, le magazine de l'industrie agroalimentaire | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Le site internet du magazine professionnel Process Alimentaire.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

New proteins are creeping on trend

New proteins are creeping on trend | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Alternative proteins are a “hot area” of interest and products such as sandwich spreads made with meal worms could be a thing of the future, according to one food trend expert.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

Are 3D printed insect snacks the taste of the future?

Are 3D printed insect snacks the taste of the future? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Hurdles in food safety, taste and consumer acceptance await on the London South Bank University’s quest to join two big food innovations: 3D printing and insect-based ingredients.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

Eating Insects: Toasted Tenebrio Molitor...or maybe some chocolate-covered mealworms?

Eating Insects: Toasted Tenebrio Molitor...or maybe some chocolate-covered mealworms? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

The thought of eating insects is anathema to many people. However, I am exploring ways of how this barrier can be broken down by rearing my own tenebrio molitor and getting friends, family and work colleagues (and in future the general public) hooked...one at a time.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

Crickets for Dinner? Austin Restaurants Put Bugs on the Menu

Crickets for Dinner? Austin Restaurants Put Bugs on the Menu | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Don’t send back those tacos: those crickets are supposed to be there. Traditional cuisines like Mexican food have long included bugs, but lately upscale restaurants around town like Odd Duck and Qui are serving them too. Why? Turns out arthropods are an excellent source of sustainable ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

S. Korea tests bugs as future food, but perception gnaws – The Korea Times

S. Korea tests bugs as future food, but perception gnaws – The Korea Times | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

3D food printers could come to consumer kitchens in near future

3D food printers could come to consumer kitchens in near future | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

3D printers also could make other emerging food trends more palatable, Lipson said. For example, it could turn insect-based ingredients into meals that look nothing like bugs – making the inexpensive protein sources appear less “gross” to Western consumers who are not accustomed to eating insects. (Read more about how 3D printed insect snacks could be the taste of the future HERE ).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

These 15 Insects Are Totally Edible, But Are They Delicious?

These 15 Insects Are Totally Edible, But Are They Delicious? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it

I always knew that some cultures eat bugs. As a kid, I could never figure out why. I liked McNuggets and Happy Meals. Why did some kids around the world prefer scorpions and worms?

Since I grew up, I still haven't learned to appreciate their reasons, but I began to understand why. To some people, these 15 edible bugs are just as delicious as ice cream on a hot summer day.

Warning: If you recently ate lunch, you're not going to want seconds after seeing these "dishes!"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

​The future of food: Crushed bugs, chemical elixirs and apps

​The future of food: Crushed bugs, chemical elixirs and apps | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
David Pogue samples the latest from the frontlines of culinary tech. including recipes created by a computer
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

Kale & Avocado Toast OUT In 2015, Declares Food Trend Report

Kale & Avocado Toast OUT In 2015, Declares Food Trend Report | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Insect protein bars
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

Les insectes, la nourriture de demain ?

Les insectes, la nourriture de demain ? | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Les insectes peuvent-ils nourrir la planète ? Cette question intéresse de plus en plus les scientifiques, qui présentent leurs conclusions pour l'avenir de l'alimentation mondiale.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

Afrique - Vidéo : manger des insectes, c’est bon pour la santé !

Afrique - Vidéo : manger des insectes, c’est bon pour la santé ! | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
Ils sont bon marché et, surtout, extrêmement nourrissants. Les insectes font aujourd’hui recette en Afrique. Reportage au Cameroun.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

Les 5 protéines du futur

Les 5 protéines du futur | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
La consommation de viande des Français ne cesse de diminuer. Face à cette tendance, les industriels redoublent d’effort pour proposer de nouvelles protéines
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ana C. Day
Scoop.it!

Congolese to become insect farmers

Congolese to become insect farmers | Entomophagy: Edible Insects and the Future of Food | Scoop.it
A new project by FAO is looking at ways to train 1,000 people in Kinshasa, Congo to become insect farmers. The insects will be used for human food and poultry diets.
more...
No comment yet.